The Post: Lucia Quan

Olivia Summons, Staff writer

Vegan activist and do-it-yourself fashion expert sophomore Lucia Qian takes pride in her creativity and resourcefulness. She sat down for a chat with staff writer Olivia Summons to share her latest interests in food, music, media and the arts.

Listening: I’ve been listening to the whole “La La Land” soundtrack. Over and over – that’s all I’ve been listening to. I love “City of Stars” and “Another Day under the Sun.” It’s a highly recommended movie if you haven’t seen it. I’ve also been listening to Ed Sheeran and the “Legally Blonde” soundtrack because I’m in the spring musical.

Performing: Last year, I was in “Beauty and the Beast,” and I was a spoon. It was still really fun because I love singing, dancing and acting. It’s really fun to put yourself out there and just be another person for a minute. This year, I’m in “Legally Blonde” as Defense Attorney Joyce Riley, and I’m also playing a Harvard Law student. I’m in some dance numbers too. It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s worth it.

Watching: I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube. As always, I like to watch food videos like ‘what I eat in a day’ videos. I also love fashion videos. My all-time favorite show is “The Office,” and I literally will just re-watch that, every single day. I really like the humor on “The Office” and how it doesn’t have a laugh track, because laugh tracks ruin all shows, like “Big Bang Theory.”

Advocating: I’ve been pretty involved with my club, Vegecation, which is the school’s vegan and vegetarian club. I’m very passionate about educating people. As a vegan for a year, I want to promote veganism and healthy eating because I feel like in school these days there’s not much awareness on diets and food even though obesity is a concern in America, so I want to do what I can to help change that. Veganism has changed my life and I want to spread that to other people.

Creating: I love following fashion bloggers. Tess Christine is my fashion idol. She has a great fashion YouTube videos and Instagram posts. That’s where I get most of my fashion inspiration. I’m a very cheap person, so I usually buy everything for $20 or under from thrift shops like Salvation Army and Goodwill. My favorite thing is to buy jeans and then cut them into shorts and distress them. It’s so much cheaper and looks the same as you would buy in a store, but you save a lot of money. It’s good for the environment too.